Projects at Work
  • Leadership

    To Lead You Must Serve

    - by Walt Grassl (April 20, 2016)

    By developing and rewarding the practice of servant leadership, an organization goes a long way toward creating a positive, productive work environment that inspires teams. Here are seven principles servant leaders follow, from "selling, not telling" to valuing diverse opinions and thinking long term.

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  • Innovation

    It’s the Little Things

    - by ProjectsatWork.com (March 24, 2016)

    When it comes to innovation, many organizations seek the big, sexy, paradigm-shattering new idea. But smaller innovations can be just as important as the market-disrupting kind — maybe even better. Here are seven reasons why, and five examples of small initiatives that can be hugely powerful.

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  • Teams

    5 Rx’s for Team Ills

    - by ProjectsatWork.com (February 24, 2016)

    How do you create a committed, high-performance team when so few ever achieve something greater than the sum of their parts? That’s the question a new book addresses based on insights drawn from more than 100 teams. Here, the authors describe the five biggest teamwork ills — and prescriptions to help you avoid them.

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Agile

Saved By Zero

- by Bart Gerardi (April 27, 2016)

On agile projects, different teams can have different definitions of effort when estimating work. It is one reason why velocity can vary greatly on teams whose productivity is similar. It is also why using a story point value of zero can prove helpful in planning. Here are three scenarios when the practice makes sense.

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PMO

7 Best Practices for PMOs

- by ProjectsatWork.com (April 26, 2016)

Gartner has identified seven best practices that leaders of project management offices should employ to meet new business challenges and demonstrate value to their organizations, from providing information that supports more effective decision making to developing the resources and skills to drive strategic change.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, LeadingAgile
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President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
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